Guatape, Colombia

Tiny cobblestone streets wind through colorful shops and homes adorned with Zocalos, painted murals depicting traditional scenes.  The narrow streets barely wide enough for a car are mostly used by motorcycles or tuk-tuks. (Click any image above to enlarge) Guatape is a tourist destination for many Colombians and other South Americans along with not a few gringos and … Continue reading Guatape, Colombia

South Sister beckons, Oregon

Moraine Lake glistened before us.  It was as far as we had planned to hike that day, a moderate 6.8 mile loop with a 2000 feet elevation gain.  Beyond the smooth surface of the lake, Charity beckoned.  She is the youngest and tallest of the three volcanic peaks collectively known as the Three Sisters.  She sang a song of beauty that had our feet pushing further up the path as if the pied piper himself were playing his song for us.

A Dark Turn

They say some things are better left buried. I have often thought about writing a book about breaking free from my previous marriage that was wrought with abuse.  The book would delve into what it took to break away from the religious legalism that kept me there for so long.  Everyone goes through struggles in life and mine are no more … Continue reading A Dark Turn